Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang, originally introduced in the 1965 model year, was the first car to be labeled as a "pony car," a sport coupe with a long hood and short rear deck. The Ford Mustang has been a consistent offering for Ford since the model's inception and is Ford’s oldest nameplate in the U.S.

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About the Ford Mustang

Known for its unique silhouette, the Ford Mustang perpetuated its sports car allure by offering performance and engineering to match its iconic look. Mustangs gradually grew longer and heavier until 1974, when the model returned to its original size and concept.

The Ford Mustang is legendary as a classic muscle car, and these roots are still apparent in the 2012 model. The base V-6 model is equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional on some models.

Ford Mustang Features

The 2012 Ford Mustang offers the following models in their lineup: V-6, V-6 Premium, GT, GT Premium, Boss 302, and Shelby GT500. The Ford Mustang is available either as a coupe or a convertible.There are many mechanical features that are standard across all models of the 2012 Ford Mustang. These include four-wheel disk antilock brakes (ABS), all-speed traction control, coil-over-strut front suspension, coil spring three-link solid-axle rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, and selectable-effort electronic power-assisted steering.

Standard exterior features include EasyFuel capless fuel filler, complex-reflector halogen headlights, and sequential LED taillights. Standard interior features include four-gauge instrument cluster with chrome accents, air conditioning, cruise control, power door locks and windows, premium AM/FM/CD stereo, and a tilt steering column.

Standard safety and security features include dual-stage front airbags, front seat side airbags, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, battery saver, MyKey, remote keyless entry with keyhead transmitters, and tire pressure monitoring system.

At every trim level, the 2012 Ford Mustang offers muscle car performance, safety, and convenience.

The 2012 Ford Mustang V-6 is equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. It includes all standard features listed above plus 17-inch painted alloy wheels and power mirrors. Seating features include a four-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a two-way manually adjustable front passenger seat and a 50/50 split-fold-down rear seat (in the coupe only). The convertible V-6 also offers a vinyl top.

The 2012 Ford Mustang V-6 Premium is equipped with a 3.7-l liter V-6 engine that produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. It includes all standard features (listed above), plus 17-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, 6-way power driver’s seat, leather-trimmed front bucket seats, SYNC, leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded stereo with AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM, and a garage door opener.

The 2012 Ford Mustang GT Premium includes all of the features of the GT model plus a six-gauge instrument cluster, bright-aluminum accents, upgraded stereo with AM/FM/CD/MP3/SiriusXM, SYNC, and a garage door opener. The convertible has a cloth top and a soft boot.

The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is equipped with a 5.0-liter high-output Ti-VCT V-8 engine and six-speed manual transmission. It includes all standard GT features plus adjustable shocks/struts, unique front and rear springs, a 25-mm rear stabilizer bar, Brembo vented front rotors and four-piston calipers, vented rear rotors with high-performance pad compound, unique intake manifold with production number plate. Charcoal black cloth front bucket seats with gray "Boss 302" embroidery. Additional features include an Alcantara suede-wrapped steering wheel, a unique gauge cluster, 19-inch front and rear black painted alloy wheels, as well as an updated grille, fascia, and paint.

The 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is equipped with a 5.4-liter DOHC 32-valveV-8 engine and six-speed manual transmission with 9.0 psi boost. It includes all GT Premium features plus Brembo 14" vented front rotors with four-piston calipers, forged-steel crankshaft and upgraded suspension. Also standard are leather-trimmed racing bucket seats, 19"x9.5" painted forged aluminum wheels with Goodyear Supercar tires, GT500 badging, HID headlamps, Le Mans racing stripes, a power dome hood with heat extractor and a unique rear spoiler.

Ford MustangEvolution

Although there wereno major changes from redesign in 1987, Ford marked the fourth generation of the Mustang in 1994. A hatchback coupe was soonreintroduced thereafter. Exterior redesign took place in 1999 and improvementswere made in the powertrains. In 2001, the Bullitt was offered. In 2003 and 2004, Mach 1 and Cobra were offered.The 2005 model brought a redesign, reminiscent of shineback Mustangs of the 1960s.The 2010 model year brought a redesigned exterior and a reduced drag coefficient.The Boss 302 and Boss 302 Laguna Seca Edition were introduced in 2010 as well.

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